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Man Shot and Killed by 80 Year Old Woman During Burglary

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Sultan, Washington- According to a press release from Shari Ireton, the director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, a 25 year old man has been shot and killed by an 80 year old woman after breaking into her home and stabbing her 75 year old husband.

Around 8:30 p.m., an 80 year old  female resident of a home in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road in Sultan, called 9-1-1 to report that she had shot an intruder after he broke into her home and stabbed her 75 year-old husband.

According to the press release, the woman’s  75 year-old husband was airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center with multiple life threatening, abdominal stab wounds.

The suspect, a 25 year-old Gold Bar man, died at the scene.  The woman,  did not sustain any injuries nor did the couple’s 45 year-old son, who was also in the home at the time of the incident.

At this time, detectives do not believe the suspect was known to the residents of the home and detectives believe  this was an attempted home burglary.

Identification of the suspect, as well as the official  cause and manner of death, will be provided by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

Woods Lake Rd between Florence Acres Rd and Old Owen road was closed for several hours for the investigation.

Detectives from the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit are interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and processing the scene.

No further updates are expected tonight.

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